Cool. Posted a similar question in the Bad Cat mega thread. I was told 2000-2001, as these were the years he was with the company.
I was curious if the Sampson era extended beyond his years at Bad Cat.
So, was the Sampson Era the years he was with Bad Cat or the years his Black Cat model...
Is there a definitive answer to this question:
What years are “the Sampson era?”
From what I understand he left the company in 2001, so 2000 to 2001 would be his time in the company. Does the Sampson era extend to hose yeats that he was not with Bad Cat?
I’m told the very first prototypes...
Same. I contacted him years ago about making me one like Pete Thorn’s. Super, mega, expensive and no way I could swing it. A buddy of mine had a Scala T-rod tele and it was awesome. These Vs look pretty sweet too.
I’ll definitely post some impressions. Thinking about all my tube amps, and there are a lot of them, the K60HD is particularly sensitive to preamp tubes swaps. More so than all my other amps.
What I find curious is that overwhelmingly so, most guys talk about and revere the legendary European...
Thanks to a buddy of mine, I’ve got some (new to me) vintage 12ax7’s to try out in my K60HD:
L to R:
53-58 ge long grey plate
64 sylvania long grey plate
59 rca long grey plate
60 Raytheon Baldwin black plate
59 Raytheon long plate black plate
57 Tung sol long grey plate
I've been interested in getting one with a rosewood or ebony board, as I already have a roasted maple board OS6. I've been interested mostly in the Salen. It looks like there are two types with a pao ferro board- Red with the sound hole and without. I'd be interested in hearing opinions on those...